• 6 Jun 2024
  • (EDT)
  • 9 Jun 2024
  • (EDT)
  • Albany, New York
  • 94


  • Member Registration after February 29, 2024
  • Non-Member Registration after February 29, 2024
  • Registration for Members for FRIDAY JUNE 7
  • Registration for Members for SATURDAY JUNE 8
  • Registration for Non-Members for FRIDAY JUNE 7
  • Registration for Members for SATURDAY JUNE 8


June 6-9, 2024


The Albany Hilton at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY. The link for booking hotel rooms at the Albany Hilton is: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/palatines-to-america-2024/

Keynote Speaker

PHILIP L. OTTERNESS, PhD. Distinguished historian Philip Otterness will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Palatines to America National Conference.

Dr. Otterness, known best for Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York, will be speaking on the New Bern, North Carolina Palatines, their interactions with local Tuscarora Indians, and a comparative study of that tribe’s interactions with Palatines in New York’s Mohawk Valley after they sought refuge there. He will also lecture about his adventures in various archives around the world in search of the Palatines’ story. Conference attendees will also have an extended opportunity to ask Dr. Otterness any questions they may have regarding the Palatine migration.


  • Access to all of the lectures, including those of keynote speaker, Philip Otterness
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Invitation to a meet and greet on Thursday evening
  • An overview of how to use the State Library for genealogy on Thursday. The State Library is just a few blocks from the Albany Hilton.
  • An over view of the Henry Z Jones Jr Palatine Research Center on Sunday. Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown NY

2024 PalAm National Conference speakers:

Jon Marie Pearson, The Simple Living Genealogist
Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert, My Heritage
James M. Beidler, Executive Director, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
William P. Tatum III, Dutchess County Historian
Philip Otterness, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, Warren Wilson College

View a Video Recording of the 2024 Conference Preview Session 
Passcode: 0ajYqG@n

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See https://palam.org/conference-2024 for an Overview of the Conference.
Please send registration questions to palamnewyorkpresident@gmail.com

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